I started my research like many others parents do. When my first child was born in 1981. I wanted to give my children a heritage and to know what made them be what they are. Besides I watched Roots on television.
This link leads directly to the database that contains almost all my basic research. I.E. the names, dates and places of the persons in my database. There is also some notes and references to sources where I have mentioned those.
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I started my research as mentioned above in 1981 by just looking for my children's ancestors. At that time I had a job that made it quite easy to get to the archives in their opening hours. And I had almost all the information I needed to get a good start. After the first year I had gathered what I thought was possible. Then I got introduced to "bygdebøker". There I found ancestors who lived in 1570,s. It took me almost 4 years to control what I had found in 4 months. And to go back to note the sources. (A good advice, always take note of the sources with page references the first time) A job which still isn't finished. After that, some of my relatives who married into my family wanted to have their ancestors researched, and I have included them to into my database too. At that time my perspective on genealogy changed. Not only did I want to know where I came from, but I wanted to share it. So I started to gather information on the descendants of some of my ancestors. And through that I have made many friends abroad that I have never met, but consider them among some of my closest friends. You will find links to those who have Internet access in these pages.
Are you looking for files about some some emigrants living in Canada ? Try to look in the book
Our ancestor is mainly from 4 parts of the country. Vestfold, Hordaland, Sogn & Fjordane and Vadsø in Finnmark. To find out where the places are go to the map section. And to find out more about the different areas just read on or click on the more button
This an old map of Oslo or Christiania as it was called in those days. If you are looking for more maps from Norway just gofore More.
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